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Chafin, Harbinson, and Hollis Memorial

New Prospect Church, Cullman County, Alabama

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The 138th session of the Chafin, Harbinson, and Hollis Memorial Sacred Harp singing was held at New Prospect Church, Cullman County, Alabama, on the third Sunday in July. The class was called to order by Velton Chafin leading 31b. The morning prayer was offered by Richard Mauldin.

The following officers were elected or appointed to serve: Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Brenda Chafin Merritt; Arranging Committee—Billy Williams.

Leaders: Velton Chafin 30t, 31t; Charlene Wallace 101t, 171; Lucy Heidorn 100 (in memory of Charlotte McCarn), 155; Sarah Smith 340; Freda Bledsoe 335, 108t; Yancy Jett 89, 172; Willodean Barton 498; Oliver Kindig-Stokes 530, 483; Seth Poston 275b, 358; Linda Thomas 123t; Stanley Smith 411, 377; Aubrey Barfield 480, 283; Henry Guthery 398; Tommy Spurlock 84, 446; B.M. Smith 225t, 475; Caleb Allred 542, 47b.

RECESS

The class was brought back to order by Velton Chafin. Leaders: Rodney Ivey 317, 98; Larry Ballinger 389, 472; Cheyenne Ivey 129, 82t; Norma Green 328, 40; Travis Keeton 56t, 57; Bridgett Hill 448b, 348b; Jeffrey Wootten 273, 201; Julianna Jett 142, 108b; Elsie Moon 456, 358 (by request); Angela Myers 440, 392; Toney Smith 77b, 517; Judy Caudle 500 (in memory of John Etheridge); Earl Ballinger 432 (for Beth and Janet), 112. The blessing before the noon meal was offered by Marlin Beasley.

LUNCH

Velton Chafin called the afternoon session to order by leading 318. Leaders: Elene Stovall 430; Elene Stovall and Toney Smith 278t; Gary Smith 268, 66; Elene Stovall 316 (for Toney Smith); Richard Mauldin 168, 36b; Marlin Beasley 270, 418; Lisa Geist 304; Shane Wootten 227; Nathan Rees 387; David Ivey 527, 202; Cindy Tanner 269, 327; Ann Jett 319, 136; Harrison Creel 111b; Brenda Chafin Merritt 436; Velton Chafin and Debra Buckles 45t; Oleta Stewart 313t; Kermit Adams 99; Susan Allred 183; Butch White 178; Steve Adams and Lisa Geist 331.

Velton Chafin and Harrison Creel led 521 as the closing song. Butch White offered the closing prayer, and the class was dismissed.

Chairman—Velton Chafin; Vice Chairman—Harrison Creel; Secretary—Brenda Chafin Merritt